Jennifer Paige (born September 3, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for the 1998 pop hit "Crush".
To the anime watching community, she is best known for her song Power of Destiny featured at the end of each episode of Rave Master.
Jennifer Paige was born Jennifer Paige Scoggins in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. She is of English descent. At the age of five she began singing at local coffeehouses and restaurants with her older brother Chance. She continued on to the performing arts school Pebblebrook High School to study voice, dance and drama.
At the age of 17, she toured the country with a top 40 covers act, Vivid Image, and eventually relocated to Los Angeles. In August 1996, she performed in her hometown, Atlanta, in front of 50,000 people at the Olympic Games with the 10-piece covers band, "Joe's Band". The same year, Paige teamed up with producer Andy Goldmark. They began with a dance version of Aretha Franklin's classic, Chain of Fools. The record instantly came to the attention of the German indie label Edel Records, whose president, Jonathan First, was searching for a fresh-faced pop act to establish overseas presence. He was so impressed by Paige's talent that he flew to Los Angeles and gave her a recording contract.
Her debut album, Jennifer Paige, was released in August 1998, and consisted of guitar-driven mid-tempo songs such as "Questions", "Between You and Me", "Get to Me", and "Just to Have You". Critics took notice of her voice, and Billboard magazine declared that "Paige succeeds in the nearly impossible task of oozing smouldering sensuality without resorting to typical groans and moans; instead, she uses her notably flexible vocal range to convey the emotion of the tune. As a result, she breathes a refreshing intensity into the song."
In the summer of 2000, Jennifer Paige recorded a new song for the soundtrack of the film Autumn in New York, called "Beautiful".
Paige toured the world, sang for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, was nominated for Best New Artist and performed at the World Music Awards, while promoting her music. Her second album Positively Somewhere was anchored by the single "These Days", and was released in September 2001 in United States. It was not noticed until its European and Asian release in Summer of 2002, due to bad timing and a lack of promotion by her American label.
The European release launched a modest hit, "Stranded". The single made an instant impact on radio in countries such as Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Scandinavia. Positively Somewhere cracked the Top 10 in Japan and both singles became radio hits across Asia.
Flowers: The Jennifer Paige Hits Collection
In 2003, Edel released Flowers: The Jennifer Paige Hits Collection as a result of her parting ways with her record label. In October of the same year, Paige admitted she was no longer with either Hollywood Records or Edel Records. Paige continued writing for other artists, and compiling songs for a new studio effort. In April 2006, "The Calling", was chosen by Lifetime Television for their made-for-TV movie, "Augusta, Gone", based on the book of the same name. The song was written by Jennifer Paige and co-writer/producer Chris Landon of Loudnoize Entertainment.
Best Kept Secret
Paige began writing and recording her follow-up to Positively Somewhere in Ibiza, Spain. In 2007, Paige signed a record deal with indie company Glor Music Production. The album, titled Best Kept Secret, was released on April 25, 2008 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The first single "Wasted" was released in March, experiencing success in Italy. Paige's official website announced "Underestimated" to be the second single from the album, and a music video for the single shortly followed. The third single was "Ta Voix (The Calling)" (duet with Lââm).
The album was re-released as a deluxe edition on November 20, 2009, featuring additional songs, including the new single, "Beautiful Lie" with Nick Carter, and a new version of "Crush" remixed by DJ Kore sung in French.
Paige & Palermo (The Fury)
In 2010, Paige announced that she had formed a band called "The Fury" together with Coury Palermo. Their first single "Silent Night" was released on iTunes on November 30, 2010, and their second Christmas single "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in 2011. In 2012, the duo changed their band name to Paige & Palermo and their debut EP "STAY" was released digitally on June 4, 2013, followed by their 2nd EP "GO" which was released in August.
She released her first Christmas album, Holiday on November 12, 2012. It contained Paige's original songs and new arrangements of Classic Christmas songs.
In 2012, she co-wrote Smash Mouth's first single "Magic" for their album Magic. Paige is also busy working on new songs with some British record producers. On Nov.19, she released a new single Everything Is Better to celebrate 20k likes on her official Facebook.
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|| Certifications|
| U.S. Dance|
|2001||"These Days"||—||40||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||<center>Positively Somewhere|
|2008||"Wasted"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||<center>Best Kept Secret|
|"Ta Voix (The Calling)" (with Lââm)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||37||—||—||—|
|2009||"Beautiful Lie" (with Nick Carter)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||19||49|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- ↑ "Biography for Jennifer Paige". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- ↑ "222 Music". Loudnoize.com. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- ↑ [dead link]
- ↑ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 478. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4.
- ↑ Billboard (October 10, 1998). "Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks Crush". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2009.[dead link]
- ↑ Billboard (September 4, 1999). "Hot Dance Club Play Always You". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2009.[dead link]
- ↑ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 415. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- ↑ Australian peak
- ↑ New Zealand peak
- ↑ Steffen Hung (2008-12-20). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- ↑ Dutch peak
- ↑ "Jennifer Paige Biography, Discography, Chart History @ Top40-Charts.com - Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Top40-charts.com. 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- ↑ Steffen Hung (1998-09-20). "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- ↑ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- ↑ "Les Certifications depuis 1973". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
- ↑ "Certified Awards Search: Culture Beat". BPI. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- ↑ "Gold and Platinum search results: Jennifer Paige". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- Jennifer Paige's Official Website
- MySpace Music
- Official Street Team
- Live and Music Videos
- Jennifer Paige at the Internet Movie Database